Staff & Board

Our Staff

Charlene Nichols
Executive Director

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Rachel Douglass, Community Relations Manager, Textron Aviation KCEE Secretary
  • Nate Geraci, President, The ETF Store, Inc., KCEE Board Chair
  • Zach Marten, Co-Founder, Rockhill Restaurant Group, Immediate Past KCEE Board Chair
  • Alex Williams, President, The Halstead Bank, KCEE Treasurer

Board Members

  • Jeff Copper, Owner, Copper Agency
  • Brian Docking, CFP, JD Past Board Chair of the KCEE, Senior Vice President, Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • Jill Docking, Former Board Chair, Kansas Board of Regents, Senior Vice President, Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • Mark Douglass, CFP, Managing Partner, Douglass Wealth Partners
  • Brad Goebel, Retired Director, Fort Hays State University, Center for Economic Education and Instructor of Marketing, College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Douglas Girod, Chancellor, University of Kansas
  • Greg Greenwood, Executive Vice President for Strategy & CAO, Evergy
  • Kirk Haskins, Associate Professor/Chair of Graduate Studies, Baker University School of Professional & Grad Studies
  • Cathy Hopkins, Member, Kansas State Board of Education
  • Ken Hush, President, Emporia State University
  • Steven Johnson, Treasurer, State of Kansas
  • Lowell Jones (Advisory), Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Troy Jordan, Division Director, Wealth Management, INTRUST Bank
  • Carol (Rupe) Linens, Former Member, Kansas State Board of Education, Past KCEE Board Chair
  • Robert E. Litan, Partner, Korein Tillery Law Firm
  • Richard Linton, President, Kansas State University
  • Tisa Mason, President, Fort Hays State University
  • Richard Muma, President, Wichita State University
  • Mike Ronen, Retired School Administrator
  • Mike Seitz, President, Board of Education, Blue Valley School District; Partner, Keystone Futures
  • Dan Shipp, President, Pittsburg State University
  • Lucas Shivers, Director of Elementary Education, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383
  • Brian Watson, Executive Director, Cloud L. Cray Foundation